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Song Name: Madhava Ki Kahaba Daiba Bipaka

Official Name: Song 57

Author: Govinda Dasa Kaviraja

Book Name: Padavali

Language: Bengali

 

LYRICS:

(Refrain)

mādhaba ki kahaba daiba-bipāka

patha-āgamana kathā kata kahiba he

yadi haya mukha lākhe lākha

 

(1)

mandira teja yāba pada cāri ā-olu

niśi heri kampita ańga

timira duranta patha hera-i pāriye

pada-yuga beḍhala bhujańga

 

(2)

eke kula-kāminī tāhe kuhu-yāminī

ghora gahana ati dūra

ā;re tahe jaladhara barakhiye jhara jhara

hāma yā-oba kona pūra

 

(3)

eke pada-pańkaja pańke bibhūṣita

kaṇṭake jarajara bhela

tuyā daraśana āśe kachu nāhi jānalu

cira-dukha aba dūre gela

 

(4)

tohāri muralī yaba śrabaṇe prabeśala

choḍalu gṛha-sukha āśa

pantha dukha tṛṇahu kari gaṇalu

kahatahi gobinda-dāsa

 

TRANSLATION

(Refrain) O Krsna, how can I describe my fate? How many calamities fell on me as I walked here on the path? Even if I had millions and millions of mouths, I could not describe them all.

 

1) Leaving my house, I began walking here. When I saw night fall, my body trembled. Great darkness made the path impassable. I had no power to see anything. Snakes slithered about my feet.

 

2) I was all alone. The night was fearful. The path was very long. Then clouds rained and rained. Every place was flooded. Where could I go?

 

3) My lotus feet became adorned with mud. Again and again I was pricked by thorns. I yearned to see You. I didn't know where to go. Then my long sufferings fled far away.

 

4) The sound of Your flute-music entered my ears. Then I turned away from any wish to be happy in my home. Now I think all the troubles I met on that path to be insignificant like a blade of grass. So says Govinda dasa.

 

REMARKS/EXTRA INFORMATION:

This song is sung in Raga Dhanasri.

 

UPDATED: July 4, 2009